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Jacob Zuma’s MK is not a South African democratic political party, it is a Russian “hybrid warfare” platform

OP-ED by Andre Pienaar, Co-founder of the Directorate of Special Operations (the Scorpions). Up to a million Russian controlled social media accounts are active daily in supporting the election campaign of Jacob Zuma’s MK party, the new service Bloomberg has…

Cyberattacks Could Derail UN Peacekeeping Efforts

The ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats is putting a new strain on UN peacekeeping missions, according to a recent report by the International Peace Institute (IPI). The report, titled “Cybersecurity and UN Peace Operations: Evolving Risks and Opportunities,” paints a…

Ukraine Claims Hack: A Glimpse Inside Russia’s Military Operations

The ongoing war in Ukraine has taken a dramatic turn in the digital realm, with Ukrainian intelligence claiming a major cyberattack on the servers of Russia’s Defence Ministry. This bold move, if confirmed, could be a game-changer, potentially offering Ukraine…

Decisive Action on Spyware: Unprecedented Cybersecurity Pact Unveiled at London Conference

In the clandestine realm of cyberspace, where espionage meets the digital frontier, a chilling truth is unveiled. Spyware, touted as a guardian of national security, reveals its sinister side, orchestrating hacking-for-hire campaigns that target civil society, political dissidents, and journalists….

State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks: A 20-Year Evolution and National Security Realities

The past two decades have witnessed an unprecedented evolution in the domain of cybersecurity, with state-sponsored cyber attacks emerging as a critical threat to national security. A milestone incident in 2003, where a state targeted the UK Government in a…

EXCLUSIVE: General Petraeus on “Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine”

NSN speaks with General Petraeus about his new book, “Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine” and the critical mistakes we must learn from in order to navigate an increasingly perilous world.

Setting the Stage for Ukraine’s Renaissance: The CDAIC and Ongoing Recovery Efforts

National Security News speaks with retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Hewitt, CEO of IP3 International, in an exclusive interview into the pivotal role of a new multifaceted campaign – the Collective Defence AI Fusion Center (CDAIC) – for the…

Israel and Gaza Cyber Warfare Intensifies

Against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel, virtual soldiers have emerged, as the battle extends into the digital world. Digital warriors, aligned with various cyber groups, are now actively engaged in supporting their chosen sides in…

Unmasking the Web of Disinformation in Africa

Africa is being aggressively targeted with disinformation campaigns by Beijing and Moscow to exploit the continent’s vast wealth of natural resources, while coercing its political leadership into backing China and Russia on the global stage.